Sometimes I wish life was a little simpler. Last week was one of those weeks. Suddenly the world feels less safe and more divided and it is not the environment in which I hoped to bring up my children. When I am feeling that way I like to remember the people and places that have made me feel peaceful and happy. So it was a real comfort to read the stories from all our contributors around the world showing the diversity of our planet and its people on last week’s Faraway Files.
The medieval fortress town of Carcassonne is fairytale perfect during the summer but I defy you not to gasp when you look at it covered in snow. Just like how you imagine Narnia – thank you Different Shores blog.
Read: Went to bed in Carcassonne, woke up in Narnia by Different Shores Blog
Hoi An in Vietnam is one of my favourite places in Asia. The colour and daily life of this pretty city were captured beautifully by Phoebe. I am also craving those Hoi An pancakes with prawns.. delicious!
Read: Hoi An: the very best of Vietnam? by Lou Messugo Blog
If you crave a rugged wilderness and pristine landscapes do stop by Kate’s blog Love from Scotland. Each week she has been wowing us with scenes of the highlands. I absolutely fell in love with her story from Ardnamurchan on Scotland’s west coast.
Read: How to visit Amazing Ardnamurchan by Love from Scotland
All these stories were a timely reminder of the beauty in the world and reassurance that we made the right decision to move abroad and travel with our kids. So thanks for joining us, whether contributing or reading. It means the world to be sharing our experiences and connecting with people we have never met face to face.
This week on Faraway Files I am sharing my recent foodie adventures in Venice where we feasted on the most delicious fresh seafood. Of course you can have amazing food experiences all over Italy but I think the relaxed Venetian approach to small bites and grazing is my idea of heaven. Of course when coupled with one of the most beautiful cities in the world you have an unbeatable combination.
About Faraway Files
Faraway Files is a weekly file of the best travel ideas on the web. We want to dream of faraway places, make new travel plans and share our travel secrets. Inspire us to travel to new places or revisit a place we thought we knew. We know that you can feel faraway even when you’re close to home so share your experiences of travels near and far wherever you are in the world.
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